Online Cattle Genomes Reveal Disease Mutations

Online Cattle Genomes Reveal Disease Mutations

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Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Clay Center, Nebraska, have sequenced the whole genomes of a panel of 96 bulls—representing 19 U.S. cattle breeds—and made the data accessible online. The result is a searchable and publicly viewable genomics resource of a broad cross section of U.S. beef cattle that will make it easier for scientists to identify genes associated with traits that are important to breeders and ranchers. The 19 breeds include Angus, Hereford, Brangus, Brahman, and Texas Longhorn.

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